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UPDATE 2: Collision at Highway 12 and 36 in Paintearth County

Highways at intersection have reopened to traffic
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Traffic is backed up in all directions due to a collission at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 36. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

First responders from Castor, Coronation and Stettler responded to a major motor vehicle collision scene at Highway 36 and Highway 12 intersection just outside of Castor in Paintearth County.

According to RCMP media relations, the collision was between a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle towing a trailer.

The call came in at 10:19 a.m. and caused traffic to be diverted for several hours.

RCMP officers were on the scene for several more hours as they investigated what would be a fatal collision and emergency crews cleared the debris from the scene.

STARS was also called to the scene, arriving around 11:30 a.m.

In a final update, media relations identified the collision casualty as an 81-year-old resident of Barrie, Ont., who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Motorists were advised to stay away from the area if at all possible; RCMP media relations released an update that officers had cleared the scene and the road was reopened shortly before 4:30 p.m.

No further updates are expected.

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Traffic is backed up in all directions due to a collission at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 36. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
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RCMP officers check out of the damaged vehicles with a sheriff’s vehicle and an ambulance from Stettler and Castor in the background. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
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STARS arrives on the scene of the collision shortly after 11:30 a.m. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)


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About the Author: Kevin Sabo

I’m Kevin Sabo. I’ve been a resident of the Castor area for the last 12 years and counting, first coming out here in my previous career as an EMT.
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